Abused clergy need to tell their story
Research reports that only 54 percent of those who have been forced from their church ministry position return to a full-time church related ministry role. In 2012, Ministering to Ministers did a survey of those who had participated in a Healthy Transition Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses where attendees share their story, it’s meaning to them, and their feelings. Of those who responded, 67 percent served in another church ministry position. Others served in non-profit ministries and did volunteer work through local congregations. The Ministry attempts to give confidential and supportive space where persons can tell their story, off-load their pain, and move on in faith and confidence.